In the third quarter, which consists of July, August and September, 19 million 156 thousand people residing in the country traveled.
The total number of trips made by travelers with one or more overnight stays within the country increased by 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year and amounted to 23 million 384 thousand trips. Travelers in this quarter made 225 million 206 thousand overnight stays. The average number of overnight stays was 9.6 nights.
Travelers spent 63 billion 366 million 190 thousand TL
Domestic tourists’ travel expenditures in the third quarter of 2022 increased by 112.6 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year and amounted to 63 billion 366 million 190 thousand TL.
88.7 percent of these expenditures were personal expenditures with 56 billion 190 million 944 thousand TL, and 11.3 percent of them were package type expenditures with 7 billion 175 million 247 thousand TL. The average expenditure per trip was 2 thousand 710 TL.
When the distribution ratios of expenditure types in total travel expenditures are analyzed in this quarter, food and beverage expenditures with 31.8 percent, transportation expenditures with 27.8 percent and accommodation expenditures with 15.1 percent have the highest share. When the change rates of these types of expenditures are analyzed compared to the same period of the previous year, an increase of 108.5 percent was observed in food and beverage expenditures, 155.8 percent in transportation expenditures and 110.1 percent in accommodation expenditures.
Travels for the purpose of visiting relatives ranked first with 53 percent.In terms of travel purposes, “trip, revel, holiday” was the second with 41.3 percent, and “health” was the third with 2.4 percent.
Travelers mostly stayed in the residence of friends or relatives.
Those who traveled in this quarter stayed mostly at “friends or relatives’ houses” with 137 million 265 thousand overnight stays. According to the accommodation types, “own house” took the second place in the number of overnight stays with 52 million 889 thousand nights, while the “hotel” took the third place with 19 million 594 thousand overnight stays.